IMD offers proven procurement practitioners who provide reliable and consistent advice and guidance on procurement activities, using knowledge and best practise acquired through their career experience. IMD will guide organisations and support procurement departments throughout each stage of the procurement and supply cycle.
- Procurement strategy development
- Public Sector procurement
- Tender preparation and management
- Cost savings
- Contract management
- Lessons learnt/continuous improvement activities
- Training and upskilling
- Provide customers with reliable and consistent advice and guidance
- Guide organisations through each stage of procurement and supply cycle
- Effective contract management to maximise financial/operational performance and minimise risk
- Procurements made at best possible cost and meet Performance/Time/Quality objectives
- Completely independent and impartial viewpoint
- Open, transparent procurement process with reduced risk of supplier challenge
- Clearly articulated tender and contract documentation with clearly defined objectives
- Procurements compliant with EU Procurement Regulations/Technology Code of Practice
- Lessons learnt and continuous improvement embedded for future procurement activity
- Experienced and qualified procurement professionals provided to upskill customer staff
£330 to £1200 per person per day
- Education pricing available
- Pricing document
- Skills Framework for the Information Age rate card
- Service definition document
- Terms and conditions
IMD GROUP LTD
|How the planning service works||IMD supports customers in planning for the implementation of cloud hosting and cloud software services by: Developing robust and deliverable procurement strategies. We work with customers to plan and identify the required resource to deliver the procurement models and options within the procurement strategy and identify the activities and timeframes required to implement them; Preparing and delivering an end to end efficient and effective tender management process. We work with customers to plan and resource the appropriate activities at each stage of the tender process, in accordance with the DSPCR and PCR guidelines and timeframes, taking into account the complexity of the cloud hosting or cloud software requirements; Developing robust contractual terms and conditions for contract execution and management. We work with customers to plan and resource the appropriate activities during contract execution and management, in accordance with the DSPCR and PCR guidelines.|
|Planning service works with specific services||No|
|Training service provided||Yes|
|How the training service works||As part of the Procurement service we will provide knowledge and skills transfer from IMD procurement professionals to organisations, via one-to-one training, coaching, development and mentoring on all elements relating to Procurement. This will ensure that the best practice methods applied during the delivery of our service are adopted by staff with key skills and knowledge being retained following the completion of the contract.|
|Training is tied to specific services||No|
Setup and migration
|Setup or migration service available||Yes|
|How the setup or migration service works||
IMD can assist customers with development of migration strategies and migration plans to help customers migrate to the cloud or between cloud services in a controlled manner to reduce the proximity of system failure, and or downtime. We will assist the customer in defining the options on exit/migration from a contract; outlining the exit/migration process, and identifying a preferred follow on solution to service provision. This will ensure the orderly transition of service provision or support to a replacement provider/service.
IMD will ensure that all proposed procurement models and options for new procurements incorporate the customer's existing contractual migration requirements to allow effective migration from legacy contracts/arrangements to new contracts/procurements.
IMD will ensure that all migration requirements have been assessed and are reflected in the tender documents/contracts to allow effective migration from legacy to new contracts, ensuring service continuity is maintained throughout any cloud setup and migration project.
We will assist with the development of contractual terms and Key Performance Indicators to ensure the orderly transition of service provision or support to a replacement provider/service.
We will oversee migration activities in accordance with the requirements of the customer’s contract, and manage effective migration from legacy to new contracts.
|Setup or migration service is for specific cloud services||No|
Quality assurance and performance testing
|Quality assurance and performance testing service||Yes|
|How the quality assurance and performance testing works||
IMD will perform quality assurance activities on the customer’s procurement strategy documentation and the procurement process. We will validate procurement models and options to ensure they are proportionate and justifiable to the requirement and comply with EU Procurement Regulations. We will complete market testing and supply chain assessments to ensure the procurement models and options recommended are realistic and achievable.
IMD will perform quality assurance activities on the customer’s tender documentation and the whole tender process. Our procurement professionals will review all tender documentation to ensure the requirements and contract terms appropriately reflect the customer’s needs. We will validate marking schemes and assessment/selection criteria to ensure they are proportionate and justifiable to the requirement. We will assist in the development of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), quality assurance requirements and other measurable criteria to be included in the tender documentation and contract terms and conditions.
IMD will perform quality assurance activities on the customer’s contractual documentation and the whole contract management process. Our procurement professionals will review and monitor the supplier’s performance against contractual documentation to ensure the service being provided is in accordance with the terms and conditions.
|Ongoing support service||No|
|Service constraints||None specific to this service.|
|Email or online ticketing support||No|
|Phone support availability||9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday|
|Web chat support||No|
For each engagement through GCloud 11, you will be provided with an IMD Account Manager who will be your central point of contact throughout the delivery of services. Where possible, we aim to provide you with an Account Manager who has experience operating within the relevant field associated with the engagement to coordinate the delivery of similar services.
In addition to the Account Manager, we endeavour to provide you with an additional layer of Account Support in the form of a secondary point of contact for each engagement. In this way, we mitigate the likelihood of having a single point of failure, and have mechanisms in place to maintain continuity of service.
Support will be provided remotely via email and phone for the most part, with the flexibility to arrange meetings on site or at our offices when needed. On site support can be offered during the working week where requests are made prior to proposals being submitted / individual call-off contracts agreed.
Your Account Management and Support resources are typically integrated into the delivery team and so costs are included within the proposal for each engagement.
|Supplier type||Not a reseller|
|Staff security clearance||Conforms to BS7858:2012|
|Government security clearance||Up to Developed Vetting (DV)|
|Price||£330 to £1200 per person per day|
|Discount for educational organisations||Yes|